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What CITI Program is Reading – July 19th, 2022

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our weekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.


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FDA Office of Compliance Issues Annual Report Source: Policy & Medicine Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of Compliance (OCC) released its annual report, outlining the enforcement activities the agency took last year. Read The Full Article
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Draft bill would ban CDC, NIH from funding lab research in China Source: Science House of Representatives measure catalyzed in part by suspicion that pandemic virus escaped from Wuhan laboratory.

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NIH launches clinical trial of mRNA Nipah virus vaccine Source: National Institutes of Health Nipah virus infection is spread between animals and people. Read The Full Article
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France will require Ph.D.s to take a research ethics oath Source: Science Most see it as a symbolic gesture, but some hope it could help bring real change.

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Bills to Address Mental Health, Addiction on Campus Pass House Source: Inside Higher Ed Two bipartisan bills targeting mental health and substance abuse passed the House. They would create new policies for campuses to carry out evidence-based programs to address the rising mental health crisis.

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As Ang Heads to Prison, Reports Offer Tactics to Enhance Foreign-Related Enforcement Actions Source: Cosmos A little less than seven months after pleading guilty to one charge of making a false statement, Simon Saw-Teong Ang, a former University of Arkansas (UA) engineering professor, will report to prison for a one-year-and-a-day term.

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Verve Therapeutics begins human tests of first ‘base editor,’ aiming at heart disease Source: STAT News The first patient ever has been dosed with a kind of gene-editing treatment known as a base editor, a newer way of utilizing CRISPR for gene editing.

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Inaccurate pulse oximeter readings tied to less supplemental oxygen for darker-skinned ICU patients Source: STAT News The new research adds to the evidence that the faulty pulse oximeter readings in darker-skinned patients can affect their care and may be a factor in racial disparities. Read The Full Article
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NASA, SpaceX Launch Climate Science Research, More to Space Station Source: NASA Among the science experiments being delivered, the JPL-developed EMIT instrument will help scientists determine how airborne mineral dust affects our planet. Read The Full Article
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Amazon launches cancer vaccine clinical trial in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Source: CNBC Amazon is listed as a collaborator on a filing for an FDA-approved clinical trial, which seeks to develop vaccines to treat breast and skin cancers. Read The Full Article